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MotherBone PiOne is a new type of super I/O 'cape' in the form of an industrial 3.5" motherboard for BeagleBone Black. It can also use Raspberry Pi Simultaneously!   Check it out on kickstarter right now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/532391021/motherbonetmpionetm   Or at the manufacturer www.aplusmobile.com ...
Introduction Sous-vide is a way to cook food so that the item is cooked evenly throughout and exactly at the desired temperature.  The way that sous vide achieves this is by putting the item in a plastic bag and then placing it in water that is heated to the target final temperature.  This allows the item to come up to the specified temperature, but not above since the heat being applied to the item is set exactly to the target temperature.   One of the tricks to sous vide is to ...
Intel Edison PC – the size of an SD card, only bigger (via INTEL) Intel made headlines in January when it promised the delivery of an SD card-sized personal computer at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. The company, however, recently admitted that they overestimated their capabilities. The Edison PC will be “slightly larger” than expected, after all.   The chip was initially designed to be the size and shape of an SD card and support a Linux-based PC with WiFi and ...
I recently gave a presentation on Software Defined Radio (SDR) at my hackerspace in Chicago, Pumping Station: One.  I've attached the slides to this blog post for reference.  After the talk, someone told me they had seen a program that maps out airplanes flying in one's area based on data received via Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) on 1090 MHz.   After a search, I found dump1090 which works with cheap DVB-T USB sticks with certain Realtek chipsets thanks t ...
A friend recently asked me about what educational resources there are for engineering students.  These are resources that came to mind.  I'd appreciate any additional suggestions!   The Beaglebone for Embedded Linux Development | derekmolloy.ie http://derekmolloy.ie/beaglebone/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF4A1A7E09E5E260A "I have developed a full series of videos on the Beaglebone – an Embedded Linux device that is perfect for getting started." "Dr. Derek Mol ...

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